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Economics of Education Review

February 2013 Volume 32, Number 1

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Number of articles: 18

  1. Does private tutoring improve students’ National College Entrance Exam performance?—A case study from Jinan, China

    Yu Zhang

    With the increasing attention on improving student achievement, private tutoring has been expanding rapidly worldwide. However, the evidence on the effect of private tutoring is inconclusive for... More

    pp. 1-28

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  2. Retaining through training even for older workers

    Matteo Picchio & Jan C. van Ours

    This paper investigates whether on-the-job training has an effect on the employability of workers. Using data from the Netherlands we disentangle the true effect of training incidence from the... More

    pp. 29-48

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  3. Does the availability of parental health insurance affect the college enrollment decision of young Americans?

    Juergen Jung, Diane M. Harnek Hall & Thomas Rhoads

    The present study examines whether the college enrollment decision of young individuals (student full-time, student part-time, and non-student) depends on health insurance coverage via a parent's... More

    pp. 49-65

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  4. Contributions of qualitative research to understanding savings for children and youth

    Margaret Sherraden, Clark Peters, Kristen Wagner, Baorong Guo & Margaret Clancy

    This paper explores contributions of qualitative research to saving theory for children, youth, and parents in children's development account (CDAs) programs. It brings together findings from three... More

    pp. 66-77

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  5. Stuck in a mismatch? The persistence of overeducation during twenty years of the post-communist transition in Poland

    Anna Kiersztyn

    This paper examines long-term changes in the persistence of overeducation among individual workers, focusing on the relationship between the rate of those changes and the general economic situation... More

    pp. 78-91

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  6. Estimating the distributional effects of education reforms: A look at Project STAR

    Erika Jackson & Marianne E. Page

    Most evaluations of education policies focus on their mean impacts; when distributional effects are investigated it is usually by comparing mean impacts across demographic subgroups. We argue that ... More

    pp. 92-103

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  7. A multilevel decomposition of school performance using robust nonparametric frontier techniques

    Claudio Thieme, Diego Prior & Emili Tortosa-Ausina

    We propose a methodology for evaluating educational performance, from a multilevel perspective. We use partial frontier approaches to mitigate the influence of outliers and the curse of... More

    pp. 104-121

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  8. The impact of Chile's school feeding program on education outcomes

    Patrick J. McEwan

    Chile operates one of the oldest and largest school feeding programs in Latin America, targeting higher-calorie meals to relatively poorer schools. This paper evaluates the impact of higher-calorie... More

    pp. 122-139

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  9. Incentives from curriculum tracking

    Kristian Koerselman

    Curriculum tracking creates incentives in the years before its start, and we should therefore expect test scores to be higher during those years. I find robust evidence for incentive effects of... More

    pp. 140-150

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  10. Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?

    David Neumark, Hans Johnson & Marisol Cuellar Mejia

    The impending retirement of the baby boom cohort represents the first time in the history of the United States that such a large and well-educated group of workers will exit the labor force. This... More

    pp. 151-167

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  11. Promoting scientific faculties: Does it work? Evidence from Italy

    Virginia Maestri

    In reaction to the OECD-wide declining trend in scientific enrollments, the Italian government launched a policy in 2005 to promote the study of science at the university. The policy promoted extra... More

    pp. 168-180

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  12. The role of noncognitive traits in undergraduate study behaviours

    Liam Delaney, Colm Harmon & Martin Ryan

    Undergraduate study behaviours, principally lecture attendance and additional study, are shown to predict better student achievement by many researchers. Despite this, there is not much evidence on... More

    pp. 181-195

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  13. Why women are progressive in education? Gender disparities in human capital, labor markets, and family arrangement in the Philippines

    Futoshi Yamauchi & Marites Tiongco

    This paper shows mutually consistent evidence to support female advantage in education and disadvantage in labor markets observed in the Philippines. We set up a model that shows multiple Nash... More

    pp. 196-206

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  14. Over-education of recent higher education graduates: New Australian panel evidence

    David Carroll & Massimiliano Tani

    This study investigates the incidence of over-education amongst recent Australian bachelor degree graduates and its effect on their earnings. We find that between 24% and 37% of graduates were over... More

    pp. 207-218

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  15. Pomp and circumstance: University presidents and the role of human capital in determining who leads U.S. research institutions

    Larry D. Singell & Hui-Hsuan Tang

    While there is wide agreement that leaders matter, little is known regarding the role that human capital plays in determining who becomes one. We exploit unique attributes of the higher education... More

    pp. 219-233

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  16. The effect of immigration on the school performance of natives: Cross country evidence using PISA test scores

    Giorgio Brunello & Lorenzo Rocco

    We use aggregate PISA data for 19 countries over the period 2000–2009 to study whether a higher share of immigrant pupils affects the school performance of natives. We find evidence of a negative... More

    pp. 234-246

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  17. The full extent of student-college academic undermatch

    Jonathan Smith, Matea Pender & Jessica Howell

    This paper quantifies the extent of student-college “academic undermatch,” which occurs when a student's academic credentials permit them access to a college or university that is more selective... More

    pp. 247-261

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  18. Can failure succeed? Using racial subgroup rules to analyze the effect of school accountability failure on student performance

    David P. Sims

    Many school accountability programs are built on the premise that the sanctions attached to failure will produce higher future student achievement. Furthermore, such programs often include subgroup... More

    pp. 262-274

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